January 4, 2021
The new Netflix romantic series “Virgin River” bumped “The Crown” from atop Nielsen’s weekly (through Dec. 6, 2020) Top 10 chart of most-streamed content on the living room television.
The 20-episode arc about a nurse practitioner from LA searching for a fresh start, who moves to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds, generated 1.79 billion minutes of consumption, topping “The Crown” with 1.45 billion minutes across 40 episodes. The series stars Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson and Tim Matheson, among others.
Podium mainstay “The Office” topped 1.31 billion minutes across 192 episodes as the former NBC comedy series entered its final month on Netflix before moving to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service on Jan. 1, 2021.
Other new arrivals to the chart included Netflix original series “Selena: The Series” in the No. 5 spot with 823 million minutes across 9 episodes; and long running The CW’s “Supernatural,” which now streams on Netflix in No. 6 spot with 694 million minutes across 327 episodes.